Carondelet Village St. Paul, Minnesota The Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Presbyterian Homes
"All are Welcome"
When the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet decided they needed new space for their own sisters, they chose to open up their home to the surrounding neighborhood and provide housing, as well as wellness and enrichment opportunities, for older adults of all faiths and backgrounds.
With this mission came the design for Carondelet Village, a continuum of care with independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care apartments surrounding Carondelet Circle - the main hub of the village, designed to inspire community, wellness, and learning. A beautiful chapel, complete with stain glass windows saved from the existing convent, formed the center of the spiritual wellness area.
In addition to serving the community, the Sisters felt strongly about protecting the planet, and were dedicated to environmental awareness and sustainability. To this end, the building features a large green roof, geothermal heating, electrical connections for future PV panels, and ample natural light.